Don’t Give In

[God] will not let you be tempted
beyond what you can bear.
   —1 Corinthians 10:13

When Princess Diana made eye contact with an AIDS-afflicted child, he said, “Please don’t make fun of me.” “How could I?” she said, pulling the sensitive child into a warm embrace.

Are you sensitive to what others think of you? Sure you are. We all are.

The desire to be accepted pulls thousands of teens into drink, drugs, and sex. Peer pressure is the primary recruitment tool for gangs.

Nor are adults immune. We crave approval and are tempted to go with the flow to gain favor and avoid censure.

The apostle Paul was going against the grain of our sensitive psyche when he said, “I care very little if I am judged by you” (1 Cor 4:3).

Vox populi vox Dei—the voice of the people is the voice of God—is not true.

Stand strong.

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